WELCOME

to SkyMarvels™!

Revel in  tonight's sky!  Get current views of the planets, the Moon, the Sun and more!

Then  "GO VISIT THEM!"  Explore the universe in stunningly realistic 3-D!

SKY VIEWING
SOLAR SYSTEM
THE SUN
MERCURY
VENUS
EARTH
THE MOON
MARS
JUPITER
SATURN
URANUS
NEPTUNE
SMALLER WORLDS
STELLAR OBJECTS
EXOPLANETS
DEEP-SKY OBJECTS
SCALE OF THE COSMOS
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SKY-FUN / SKY-GAMES

WELCOME!

New to astronomy?  With the links directly above you'll be viewing the sky and trekking through the Universe in no time!  LOADS OF VIDEOS & INTERACTIVE FEATURES!

And to help you observe the marvels of the sky, check out our  Earth Weather  page.


ABSOLUTELY FREE 3-D ASTRO-SIM SOFTWARE

CELESTIA is 3-D astronomy-simulation software that is permitted to be downloaded and used by ANYONE AND EVERYONE ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Downloaded millions of times, and in use literally around the world, it is what was used to create many of the animations and  links throughout this website that whisk you through time and space with a single click of your mouse!

Learn more about CELESTIA and its marvels on our  Intro page, where you, your family and friends, (everyone!) may  download  this spectacular software TOTALLY FREE OF CHARGE!  If you're raring to go, check out  Quick Start.


 1.6.x & 1.4.1 LINKS

Throughout this website you will find pairs of links labeled "1.6.x" and "1.4.1".  Click here for a brief explanation on our Help page.



The Visible Electro-Magnetic
Spectrum (hover over a color)

WIDE SPECTRUM OF BROWSERS & TOOLS

SkyMarvels™ is continually tested on a wide spectrum of the latest browsers.  If you have any problems running any of our features, please  let us know.

Note that  Javascript  must be enabled in your browser to use SkyMarvels™.

Note also that SkyMarvels™ links to some sites that offer enhanced graphic features using  Flash  Java  , WebGL , and  Unity  .  All are completely free, though downloading or enabling of their latest versions may be needed to run some of the very newest interactives.

Users of SAFARI versions older than 5.0.5, click here for important information about navigating our site.


SkyMarvels™ creations are available only by downloading them from this website.

There are no disks, packaging or shipping materials to end up in already bloated landfills.

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 Earth Day/Night Map WELCOME!  It is: 
Day & Night on Earth (to update, reload page)
View larger.    Courtesy: Fourmilab Switzerland

ASTRONOMY INTERACTIVES, ANIMATIONS & VIDEOS GALORE!

SkyMarvels™ is your "gateway" to astronomy interactives, animations & videos galore!  Like the amazing HelioViewer  or our intriguing new  Earth's 12-Month "Heartbeat"!  Or like  this incredible video!  Here at SkyMarvels™ every day real space science is made exciting and fun!

Interact with the Universe!

Want to  find the present location of the International Space Station  (the ISS)?  Or maybe you'd like to  drive one of the Mars Rovers!  (It's awesome!  Be sure to Left Drag to experience the Martian landscape in 3-D!)

Do it all—and much more!  No other site gives visitors more ways to experience the wonders of the cosmos!

NEW "SKY-GIFTS" PAGE!

Check out our new  Sky-Gifts  page to learn how you may obtain beautiful downloadable high-resolution astronomy posters, awesome CELESTIA add-ons and more!  These make wonderful gifts for the holidays or birthdays!

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

Mercury Transit:  2016 May 9

For information on all the latest 2016 sky events (and sky marvels)  check out our NEWS page.

BIG SITE CHANGES!


Yes, "celestia4all.com" has become . . .


"SkyMarvels.com"!

We continue to support  Celestia-users worldwide, but we have also broadened our scope to bring you more sky-tools, news, images, videos, tips and more!

For example, here's the  Current Global Cloud-Cover  (from Google Maps)!  Will your skies be clear tonight?  Also check out  Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset!


Did you  download the free CELESTIA software  yet?  If not, you're missing out on "half the fun!"  Why?  Check out why SkyMarvels™ has  1.6.x and 1.4.1 links.

If you're raring to begin your incredible voyages through the universe, check out  CELESTIA Quick Start.  It's easy!  And it's absolutely free!

ASTRONOMY POSTERS!


See our  Sky-Gifts  page to learn how you may obtain these beautiful downloadable high-resolution posters!

ASTRO-VIDEOS

Note: the video above (as well as others elsewhere on this site) are of low resolution compared to what you can produce with version 1.6.x of CELESTIA.  With this incredible free software, you can make videos with resolutions as high as 1920x1080 pixels, and they look SPECTACULAR!

Looking for more cool videos?  We have many more on our  Gallery  page.

FEATURING . . .




LOOK FOR HIDDEN TREASURES!

Like the universe itself, SkyMarvels™ contains many hidden treasures!  It is a site of constant discovery!  So don't be surprised if running your mouse cursor over a planet or moon or other image suddenly reveals additional info about what you are viewing, or perhaps a hidden link.  Will you discover all of these hidden treasures?

Here are a few hints.  First, if you slowly run your cursor over "The Visible Electromagnetic Spectrum" in the left column of this page and you will see the approximate theoretical wavelengths of various colors of light.  Also, try clicking on the small rotating Earth at the upper right, just below the main menu.  An information page about the Earth will appear, and hovering over that page's Earth will show its interior structure!  (While you're there, try clicking on the Moon and, when the larger Moon appears, hover over it!)

SkyMarvels™ is full of such treasures for you to enjoy!



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SNEAK PREVIEW!

Best Eclipse in US History 21 August 2017  
Much more on  News Page

International Space Station

    Current Location:

        ISS Tracker    ESA

    NASA:

        Live ISS Stream
        Spot the Station

Earth from Space Today

Sun Activity: Today's Vids

    Sunspots    Prominences

Moon Phases:        

    Today's   This Month's

JUPITER JUNO Status

NEW HORIZONS Status

Aurora Forcast:

    N Lights: (Aurora Borealis)
    S Lights: (Aurora Australis)

Image credit: NOAA/NWS/SWPC

USGS Daily Earthquake Map
Near-Earth Object Info
Exoplanet Count
APOD: Astro Pic of the Day

. . . more on our NEWS page


UPCOMING

Meteor Showers:   IMO  AMS
Eclipses:   Lunar  Solar
Comets:   N Hemis  S Hemis
Transits:   Mercury  Venus

. . . more on our NEWS page


Solar Eclipse Finder  & Lunar Eclipse Finder are two of our most popular and awesome offerings here at SkyMarvels™!  (Manuals are included in pdf format.)


Whether you're a telescope-owning avid "sky-gazer," or more of an "armchair astronaut" who'd rather visit other worlds at your computer, this is the site for you!

Whether today's visit is your first to SkyMarvels™, or your 100th, you will find a lot here to pique your interest.  First, take a look at our  News  and Gallery  pages.  Then go to our  Bonuses  page, where you can download intriguing videos, beautiful wallpapers, informative reference sheets "and much more" .


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